Giant Bomb News

67 Comments

DLC-Laden Dragon Age: Ultimate Edition Hitting Shelves In October

Here's one way to snag more DLC than you can shake a broadsword at.

Later this October, prospective owners of Dragon Age: Origins won't have to stare slack-jawed at the mound of downloadable content that has been piling up since the game's initial release in 2009. A new, all content-inclusive version of the title dubbed Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition is hitting on the 26th across the Xbox 360, PS3, and the PC for the low, low price of $60.

Putting the price of Ultimate Edition in perspective, the game's official website is saying that the total dollar amount of all the DLC to date, including the game's retail and downloadable expansion Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening, combined is a staggering $114. So, yeah, you'll be saving a few bucks if you decide to grab this as opposed to a used copy--even one with a Shale voucher still stuck inside it. 
 
  

  

== TEASER ==To be crystal clear, Ultimate Edition will include even the very recently released Witch Hunt DLC, which I've been led to believe finally answers all those questions you might have had about what Morrigan after she [spoilers] or you [spoils spoiler]. Witch Hunt will, of course, be joined by The Stone Prisoner (!), Return to Ostagar, Leliana's Song, Warden's Keep, The Darkspawn Chronicles, The Golems of Amgarrak, and Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening on the disc.

In other news, I've just realized I've spent almost 200 bucks on Dragon Age: Origins. I need to find a place to bury my head for a second. Please take a gander at these hot new images while I'm gone. 
 

67 Comments
  • 67 results
  • 1
  • 2
Posted by BradNicholson

Later this October, prospective owners of Dragon Age: Origins won't have to stare slack-jawed at the mound of downloadable content that has been piling up since the game's initial release in 2009. A new, all content-inclusive version of the title dubbed Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition is hitting on the 26th across the Xbox 360, PS3, and the PC for the low, low price of $60.

Putting the price of Ultimate Edition in perspective, the game's official website is saying that the total dollar amount of all the DLC to date, including the game's retail and downloadable expansion Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening, combined is a staggering $114. So, yeah, you'll be saving a few bucks if you decide to grab this as opposed to a used copy--even one with a Shale voucher still stuck inside it. 
 
  

  

== TEASER ==To be crystal clear, Ultimate Edition will include even the very recently released Witch Hunt DLC, which I've been led to believe finally answers all those questions you might have had about what Morrigan after she [spoilers] or you [spoils spoiler]. Witch Hunt will, of course, be joined by The Stone Prisoner (!), Return to Ostagar, Leliana's Song, Warden's Keep, The Darkspawn Chronicles, The Golems of Amgarrak, and Dragon Age: Origins -- Awakening on the disc.

In other news, I've just realized I've spent almost 200 bucks on Dragon Age: Origins. I need to find a place to bury my head for a second. Please take a gander at these hot new images while I'm gone. 
 

Edited by Pop

sweet, I might pick this up...  
edit: holy crap achievement, I'm not just saying I might pick this up, I really will :D.

Posted by cooljammer00

Damn you.

Posted by Tesla

This is truly the age of Dragons.

Edited by Yummylee

A great deal, though most of the singular DLC packs are terrible. Darkspawn Chronicles, Golems of Amgarrak and Witchhunt are just ew.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Not all of those DLC packs are winners, but Awakenings and The Stone Prisoner are really the ones you want anyways, and make it well worth the price.

Posted by damswedon

I've spent so much on bioware stuff this year.

Posted by RE_Player1

In true Dragon Age tradition they release a trailer with music that makes it sound like it's an action game and not a hardcore RPG :P

Posted by Soapy86

Truly this is the age of shitty music. 

Posted by bhhawks78

Is the DLC/expansion in the form of vouchers or on the disc?

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

I really liked this series until they became so money-grubbing
to produce cheezy DLC.  I like my achievements but I don't
want to put up with paying & paying all the time & the ROI
for their DLC is awful.  You finish it & feel that it was a rip-off.

Posted by Matiaz_Tapia

 I like this game, a lot....But this trailer it's the most cringe inducing thing I've seen in a while.   It's close to that feeling you get the first time you see "The Ring" girl climbing out of the well.  

Posted by akeripper4

unlucky/lucky me then who did pick the collectors edition at launch, and have played like 2 orgins stories......

Edited by Trukk

Just what I've been waiting to see come down the pike.  I wasn't sure Awakening would be included.  But since it is I think I'll finally take the plunge down that rabbit hole. 

Posted by SmasheControllers

So many RPGs in October Fallout, This and Boderlands.

Posted by Milkman

I literally said "What the fuck is this?" out loud while watching that trailer. BioWare really has no idea how to market this game at all. 

Online
Posted by Ocean_H
@bhhawks78 said:

" Is the DLC/expansion in the form of vouchers or on the disc? "

I think the 360 version will be on 2 discs like Mass Effect, Oblivion, Fallout 3. The thing with the 360 version is people will be able to just buy 1 copy and then pass the 2nd disc (DLC disc) for others to install the DLCs without buying them. This is what happened with Mass Effect and Fallout 3.
Posted by Soapy86
@Milkman: To be fair, I'm pretty sure EA handles the marketing. 
Edited by Tennmuerti

Sadly the last DLC answers fuck all.
Also funny how the graphics look better then DA2 :P
Oh and the dude(s) who put this pos trailer together need to be fired, they are costing Bioware sales.

Posted by TheCreamFilling

Finally, I was waiting for this.

Posted by uberscooby

I guessing sometime next year, maybe around the same time, they'll do the same with Mass Effect 2.

Posted by HT101

Definitely going to pick this up in the next couple of months.  Saving 114 bucks is totally worth it, even if some of the DLC is not good, according to people who have played it.

Posted by StephenLacey

I've already bought half the DLC =( might as well buy the rest instead of a whole new game.

Posted by Lemoncookie01

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
I could have waited a month but nooooooooooooooooooooooo eh I'll guess I'll get the DLC

Posted by yoshimitz707

Is this compatible with my original dragon age save?

Posted by Karkarov

Can I have my 30 dollars back that I paid for awakening?  Really EA/Bioware why don't you just make a video of you flipping the bird to your early buyers?  This actually encourages people to stop buying your games at release because odds are you will do this again.

Posted by Glak

This is exactly what I have been waiting for 
Patience pays off

Posted by FATH3AD
@Karkarov: 
      EA "flipping the bird" to their early buyers
Posted by Mrnitropb

Man, glad I hadn't pulled the trigger on Dragon Age yet.

Posted by Origina1Penguin

You see what happens when everyone bitches about their music in the old trailers... They make it so much worse. Oh, and I'll probably get this.

Posted by Aaron_G

Too bad I already pretty much have all the DLC for it already. Oh and the music in the trailer was awful.

Posted by Raven_Sword

Godo thing I waited until now to buy it or get into it.
Posted by supaman900s

Considered picking this up, but I will prob just wait for dragon age 2... i heard the story wont relate to the first...

Posted by crusader8463

Here you go EA/Bioware. I took 5-10 minutes out of my busy life and made the video watchable.  

  
Posted by Forever

I pretty much got everything on sale. bought the game and awakening cheap, and bought Microsoft points cheap with a few deal of the weeks here and there. so i got everything for like 70 ish in the end. still... fuck buying stuff early

Posted by belowzeros
crusader8463 wins that fight.
 
i'm looking forward to the ME2 version of this, hope it comes sooner vs later.
Posted by NowSayPillow

See, I knew there was a reason I waited on Dragon Age. I'll be picking it up for sure.

Posted by Stealthmaster86

Good thing I did not have enough to get the game today. Guess I'll just wait till this comes out.

Edited by Floppypants

If I had waited for this Ultimate Edition to come out, I would have been robbed of the one good thing Dragon Age offered: playing through the main campaign on the original difficulty.  EA nerfed the difficulty of Dragon Age so much since release, the value of all the DLC went in the toilet.  I beat Awakenings without a healer in my party.  In Witch Hunt, desperate for a challenge, I cranked the difficulty up to Nightmare and yet my warrior was still an invincible, one man army.

Posted by kardon16

Dragon Age Origins 2 : Origins

Posted by BenB

The only way I would pick this up is if they finally fixed the saved game corruption problems for the XBox version. I nearly beat that game three times but the data kept getting ruined when I neared the end

Posted by MattOnTheSite

That Shale DLC voucher (and the ME2 armor one) expired April 30, 2010.
 
I'm pretty sure the one I've got was unused, too.

Posted by Ice_Cold_Rayman

Finally, some news on this. I've been waiting for the GOTY Edition ever since Dragon Age came out.

Posted by DonChipotle

I already have the game and all the DLC and I still play the game almost a year later. I won't be picking this up because as much as I love Dragon Age, I don't need two copies of everything.
 
 
 
 
 
Though I do have another computer without the game installed...

Posted by belowzeros
@MattC: 
 
they still work.  we redeemed one maybe 6 weeks ago.
Posted by oobs

are they on disk? or are they vouchers?....no point for me if they are just vouchers
Posted by dyong

This music: Morrigan does not approve.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

Brad N., I am a fan buddy but those spoiler warnings have to be bigger. I almost saw one.

Posted by Chop

Bout' damn time. I've been wanting to pick up the ps3 version of dragon age to play the dlc that came out after my xbox broke. Good thing I stopped myself from buying the vanilla version last week. I had the damn thing in my hand before i changed my mind <3

Posted by Bumbuliuz

Great package deal for someone that has comepletly missed out in the great game.

  • 67 results
  • 1
  • 2